Permian Basin healthcare facilities to see funding from American Rescue Plan

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RN Connie Garcia extracts a dose of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine which will be administered to a Texas Tech University Health Science Center student at Texas Tech University Health Science Center’s Academic Building Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, in Odessa, Texas. (Jacob Ford/Odessa American via AP)

PERMIAN BASIN, Texas (Nexstar) – At least three healthcare facilities in the Permian Basin will receive funding through the American Rescue Plan, the Health Resources and Services Administration announced Thursday.

The funding is designed to bolster Coronavirus vaccination and services for vulnerable populations.

Cactus Health Services Inc. in Fort Stockton, Presidio County Health Services in Marfa, and Midland Community Health Care Services are all included on the list of facilities that will receive funding.

“Every American should have the security of knowing they have access to quality affordable health care, especially as we face a pandemic that has exposed the disparities facing rural, minority, and lower-income communities,” HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra said in a statement. “The Biden Administration is committed to getting help to those who need it most, and the communities hit hardest by COVID-19 will benefit from these critical investments.”

Funding through the American Rescue Plan will be awarded starting in April.

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